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The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) on Tuesday facilitated the repatriation of 241 Nigerian returnees from Libya, official said.

According to the spokesperson of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, 241 Nigerians, who were repatriated on Tuesday from Libya, arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport at about 3:41pm.

Farinloye stated that a breakdown of the figure indicated that 67 females were deported in which six of them were under the age of 18 and four others were below four years.

“The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) facilitated the repatriation of the 241 returnees from Libya today. The breakdown indicates that 67 female and 174 male were repatriated,” he said.

The spokesperson further revealed that three of the returnees were receiving treatment s at LASUTH.

His words: “NEMA received the returnees at rhe MMI Airport, Lagos and gave refreshment and facilitated their transportation to their respective states of origins or their places of destinations with transport fares.

“The returnees are some of the stranded Nigerians trying to look for green pasture in foreign land through Libya. The Director, Relief and Rehabilitation, Alhaji Bafale Sambo received the returnees on behalf of the Director General of NEMA. The returnees arrived the MMI Airport at 3:45pm today.”